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#1 posted 02-18-2017 11:03 AM

I spoke to a guy at the Shermin Williams store in Memphis, and he suggested that I go with their Loxon primer. He told me that this is a dedicated masonary primer that was designed to be sprayed with an airless sprayer for just these purposes. It coats and seals the brick so that when I go to shoot on the base coat, it won’t take nearly as much paint because otherwise, if I went with a non dedicated masonary primer the brick would suck the paint up like crazy.

Only thing is, the Loxon primer is $58 per gallon! I have just under 1,700sq/ft of brick to primer and paint. Which if estimating the amount of paint that I will need, I believe that comes to 8.5 gallons of the Loxon primer and 8.5 gallons of their exterior paint. Does this sound reasonable?

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